Articles tagged Don Parker

Page 18 of June 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, June 1959

Crystal Palace (Whitsun)

A large crowd enjoyed an excellent day's racing at Crystal Palace on Whit-Monday. The main race of the day, the 36-lap LondonTrophy for F.2 cars, went to Roy Salvadori in Tommy Atkins Cooper-Climax after an initial tussle with Bueb (Cooper-Borgward) and Jim Russell (Cooper). Russell had to stop to fix a slipping clutch, giving Salvadori an easy win from Bueb and Chris Bristow (Hume Cooper)....

Page 30 of November 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, November 1953

Lap Records Fall at Castle Combe

The Final Castle Combe Race Meeting, held in glorious autumnal weather by the Bristol M.C. & L.C.C. on October 3rd, was notable for excellent racing, a record crowd, judging by the congestion at the exit afterwards, many new class lap records, a new circuit record of 89.77 m.p.h. established by Ken Wharton (B.R.M.), who beat Gerard's old E.R.A. record by 3.52 m.p.h., and a nasty accident...

Page 33 of September 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, September 1957

Bank Holiday at the Crystal Palace

Keith Hall (Lotus) Has a Day Out The sinuous 1.39-mile Crystal Palace circuit, in grounds which saw motor shows and competitions in the very early days of automobilism seems guaranteed to produce close racing and many incidents, perhaps because its straights are too short to allow fast cars to gain much ground -- this is a driver's circuit, and a true road circuit to the extent that trees and...

Page 42 of October 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, October 1955

The Shelsley Walsh Jubilee Hill-Climb

It was a great occasion at Shelsley Wlash on August 28th, for the Golden Jubilee of this classic British speed hill-climb was celebrated in great style. Guests were received by S. H. Newsome, J.P., President of the Midland A.C. in a marquee at the triangle (he drove Warwick and Lea-Francis cars at Brooklands, the Becke Powerplus at Shelsley Walsh, in the nineteen-twenties), amongst them F. S....

Page 49 of September 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, September 1983

The VSCC at Prescott

FTD by Guy Smith (Frazer Nash Special) Whereas at Shelsley Walsh the paddock is comparatively small and seems subservient to the famous hill, at Prescott it is rather the reverse, with the orchard paddock a fine picnic area. Never has this been more apparent than at the Vintage SCC hillclimb in the sunshine of August 7th, and judging by the traffic the attendance must have been a record. The...

Page 34 of November 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, November 1951

RACING AT CASTLE COMBE

RACING AT CASTLE COMBE 1 is invariably pleasant to be at a Bristol M.C. & L.C.C. fixture, and the last race meeting of 1951 at the 1.84-mile Castle Combe circuit on October was no exception. What marred the was the fatal accident to. R. M. Curly ") Dryden during a heat of the III race. His .1.11.5. overturned Camp Corner and he died shortly from head injuries---the fourth accident in four...

Page 41 of February 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, February 1960

Boxing Day at Brands Hatch

D.K.W.-engined Elva Wins Formula Junior Race from the Lola-Ford THE now-traditional B.R.S.C.C. Race Meeting took place at Brands Hatch on Boxing Day, a record crowd watching very exciting racing over a track never dry and in a driving downpour for the last two of the six 10-lap races. The. Production Sports-Car Race was led for eight laps by TaIlis in a splendid Le Mans Replica Frazer Nash, after...

Page 48 of October 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, October 1997

The road to Morocco

He was Vanwall's number three to Moss and Brooks, but as Robert Edwards relates, Stuart Lewis-Evans could be challenge either man It was a subdued and depressing flight back from Casablanca in the BEA Viscount. The Grand Prix from which it was returning, the decider of the season, had delivered two long-awaited firsts to British motor racing; those of the first British world drivers' champion,...

Page 14 of August 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, August 1955

1955 British Grand Prix race report - Moss has his chance

  For the first time since 1948, the British Grand Prix did not take place among the green fields of Buckinghamshire but instead was organised in the industrial north-west of England, on the Aintree circuit just outside the port of Liverpool. With the postponement of the French Grand Prix, the various teams had almost a clear month in which to prepare for the British round of the World...

Page 21 of May 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, May 2006

Cyril Kieft and his racing cars 1949-55

by Des Hammill & Brian Jenkins ISBN 0954639111 published by Asson, £19.99 Considering Cyril Kieft was in the racing car business a mere six years, it might seem surprising that there is a whole book's-worth of story to tell. However, the restoration a couple of years ago of the stillborn F1 Kieft brought the name back into the historic frame, and the 500cc F3 successes of Stirling Moss, Ken...

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